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I have been working at Pivotal Labs full-time (Less than a year)
Pivotal Labs breaks stereotypes of what you think of when you think of programmers. It is unlike anything else I have seen programming, let alone in "Silicon Valley". The people are kind, inquisitive, humble, and generally are there because they love imparting knowledge through example, via pairing. Having pair programmed with other Pivots for a few months, I can say these are some of the most patient people I've ever met, and truly generous in their knowledge. It feels like working in a programmer's union. Business is good because we do actual good work, and people trust people who tell the truth and actually do good work. It's nice to work for honest people.
Advice to Management
I don't think Pivotal goes out of its comfort zone that often when it comes to giving employees time/space/encouragement to create new products. Generally Pivots are billed to clients for 40 hours a week, and that's it. If we leaned more into the "Labs" part of Pivotal Labs I think there could be some interesting room to explore there.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Pivotal Labs.
Went through two phone screens. Questions were standard for a Product position. No surprises here. Internal HR person asked good questions and was pleasant enough. I was told that I would be scheduled for an in-person interview. Instead, the company stopped communicating with me. This is the first time I've experienced this in the interview process. I understand that Pivotal Labs is big on "cultural fit." Great. Everyone says that. But what does that mean in reality? A lack of communication skills and common courtesy? "Thanks, but no thanks."
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